The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions have written their branches to commence a nationwide strike from friday.
The directive was issued in a statement signed by the leaders of both university staff associations on Thursday.
Representatives of the federal government met with the unions on Tuesday, but the workers said the outcome was “not satisfactory enough to” assure them that government would meet their demands.
According to the statement, the unions said it would meet on Friday to “pass resolutions on the way forward” after its Tuesday meeting with the federal government.
“In the meantime,” the statement said, “the nationwide strike takes effect from 12 midnight, 5th February 2021 pending any contrary resolution by the Branches.”
The unions are asking, among other demands, for the government to rectify inconsistencies in the payroll of its members and pay minimum wage arrears.
The strike action, if followed through, could cripple most government-run universities.